Xian Weather: Climate, Temperatures, Best Time to Visit & Seasons 2024


Xian has a pleasant weather most of the time, and you can have Xian tour all year around. It features in warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate with distinct four seasons and opportune rainfall.

Compared to the southern area of China, Xian is relatively dry. Therefore, when you travel in Xian, drinking more water and bringing some body lotions and creams may be helpful. Xian has an average temperature of 13°C / 55°F. Maximum temperature reaches over 35 °C / 95°F in July, and minimum temperature can go down to -10 °C / 14°F in winter. Daily temperature differs much between daytime and night. Xian receives on average 578 mm (22.8 in) of precipitation annually or 48 mm (1.9 in) each month.

The Best Time to Visit Xian

The most recommended season to go is Spring and Autumn. September and April are the best among the bests. However, if you are planning to come, you may need to avoid scheduling your Xian adventure on weekends and Chinese holidays, such as Chinese Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day (the beginning of Oct.), Labor's Day (the beginning of May), Tomb-sweeping Festival, etc.

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Xian Seasons to Go

Xian Spring (March - May)
Spring in Xian is warm and comfortable. Temperature ranges between 6°C / 43 °F and 20°C / 68 °F. Plants grow, and flowers bloom. And it is mostly sunny. Spring is one of the best seasons to do your tour in Xian and the temperature gradually goes up, as it marches to summer.>>Learn More about Xian Spring Travel
What to Wear
It is still cold in the early spring. It is recommended to wear windbreakers, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater, and other clothes to keep warm.
Seasonal Activities
Have a leisure walk or biking on the Ancient City Wall to feel more ancient feature of Xian. Go for a stroll in Huaqing Pool Garden and the Xian Exercise Park to experience the blooming spring of Xian. It is a popular public park for all walks of people.
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Spring in Xian

Spring in Xian

Xian Weather in March

  • Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • High Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Low Temperature: 4°C / 39°F
  • Average AQI: 83
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Rainfall: 29 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7 days
  • Sunrise: 06:33 ~ 07:13
  • Sunset: 18:40 ~ 19:04

Xian Weather in April

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C /70°F
  • Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Average AQI: 80
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Rainfall: 43 mm
  • Rainy Days: 8 days
  • Sunrise: 05:56 ~ 06:31
  • Sunset: 19:05 ~ 19:28

Xian Weather in May

  • Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • High Temperature: 26°C /79°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Average AQI: 90
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Rainfall: 60 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 05:34 ~ 05:55
  • Sunset: 19:29 ~ 19:51
Xian Summer (June - August)
Summer in Xian is relatively hot. The average temperature is between 15 °C / 59 °F and 26 °C / 79 °F. It is cool in the early morning and evening but pretty hot in other daytime. There is much rainfall during July and August, covering about 37% of the whole year. Ultraviolet rays are strong. The maximum temperature can reach 34 °C (93 °F). So you are advised to pack sunglasses, sunscreen cream and umbrella with you.>>Learn More about Xian Summer Travel
What to Wear
It is recommended to wear sun block shirt, sunhat, sunglasses, cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other breathable clothes. It rather rains or pretty sunny, and it is suggested to take some suncream and an umbrella with you.
Seasonal Activities
Summer is hot, but there is a best place to cool down - Xian Natatorium which is newly decorated, and well-equipped. Besides, tasting the delicious local food in Muslim Quarter is a cool go. Also, you can visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses to see the magnificent project of Qin Shihuang – the first emperor in Chinese history. And you can go to Shaanxi History Museum to enjoy the priceless cultural relics.
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Xian Summer

Summer in Xian

Xian Weather in June

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F
  • Low Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • Average AQI: 66
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Rainfall: 54 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 05:34 ~ 05:36
  • Sunset: 19:51 ~ 20:00
  • Xian Weather in July

  • Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • High Temperature: 32°C / 90°F
  • Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Average AQI: 55
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Rainfall: 99 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 05:36 ~ 05:54
  • Sunset: 19:47 ~ 20:00
  • Xian Weather in August

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Average AQI: 76
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Rainfall: 71 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 05:55 ~ 06:17
  • Sunset: 19:12 ~ 19:46
  • Xian Autumn (September to November)
    Autumn is the best time to visit Xian, and September to November is cool and comfortable. Temperature ranges between 10 °C / 50 °F and 23 °C / 73 °F. But the temperature at noon and at night varies a lot.>>Learn More about Xian Autumn Travel
    What to Wear
    It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, suits, etc.
    Seasonal Activities
    Biking on the Ancient City Wall is the best experience in Autumn. It's cool and pleasant. Besides, Mid-Autumn Day gives you a chance to celebrate an authentic festival in China and try the moon cakes. moreover, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is really beautiful and looks solemn under the clear blue sky, where you can learn more about the legendary story of Xuan Zang, a famous monk in China.
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    Autumn in Xian

    Autumn in Xian

    Xian Weather in September

  • Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Average AQI: 50
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Rainfall: 92 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11 days
  • Sunrise: 06:17 ~ 06:38
  • Sunset: 18:30 ~ 19:10
  • Xian Weather in October

  • Temperature: 19°C / 66°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
  • Average AQI: 73
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Rainfall: 60 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:39 ~ 07:03
  • Sunset: 17:52 ~ 18:28
  • Xian Weather in November

  • Temperature: 7°C / 45°F
  • High Temperature: 12°C / 54°F
  • Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Average AQI: 126
  • Humidity: 24%
  • Rainfall: 24 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 07:04 ~ 07:31
  • Sunset: 17:35 ~ 17:51
  • Xian Winter (December - February)
    Winter in Northern China is usually cold and dry. And there is no exception in Xian. Daily temperature is between 0 °C / 32 °F and 12 °C / 54 °F. The extreme temperature can drop down below -10 °C. In winter, you have the chance to go further to the outskirts of Xian and enjoy the snowscape since it barely snows in the city area. >>Learn More about Xian Winter Travel
    What to Wear
    It is recommended to wear overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs to keep warm. The AQI is occasionally over 100 because of the dry weather. It is suggested to wear a mask when you have an outdoor activity.
    Seasonal Activities
    Some winter programs will be held on the Ancient City Wall and Tang Paradise. And the Christmas and new year time in Xian is also very interesting. You can also go to the Bell Tower to hear the tone for the new year. Otherwise you can go to Mount Huashan which is about 120km away from Xian city and enjoy the snowscape there.
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    Winter in Xian

    Winter in Xian

    Xian Weather in December

  • Temperature: 1°C / 34°F
  • High Temperature: 6°C / 43°F
  • Low Temperature: -3°C / 27°F
  • Average AQI: 155
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Rainfall: 6 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 07:32 ~ 07:50
  • Sunset: 17:35 ~ 17:45
  • Xian Weather in January

  • Temperature: 0°C /32°F
  • High Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Low Temperature: -4°C / 25°F
  • Average AQI: 178
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Rainfall: 7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Sunrise: 07:43 ~ 07:50
  • Sunset: 17:45 ~ 18:12
  • Xian Weather in February

  • Temperature: 3°C /37°F
  • High Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • Low Temperature: -1°C / 30°F
  • Average AQI: 150
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Rainfall: 10 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4 days
  • Sunrise: 07:15 ~ 07:43
  • Sunset: 18:13 ~ 18:39
  • Monthly Average AQI of Xian

    Average AQI of Xian

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    AQI 178 150 83 80 90 66 55 72 50 73 126 155
  • Excellent: 0-50
  • Good: 51-100
  • Lightly Polluted: 101-150
  • Monthly Average Rainfall of Xian

    Average Rainfall of Xian

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 7 10 29 43 60 54 99 71 92 60 24 6
    Days 4 4 7 8 9 9 10 9 11 10 6 3

    Monthly Average Humidity of Xian

    Average Humidity of Xian

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    % 66 63 66 68 68 62 71 75 79 77 74 69

    How to Plan Your Xian Tour

    As the ancient capital city of China for 13 dynasties, ruled by 73 emperors, Xian has left massive cultural heritages and relics for you to explore. Within about two days, you can finish visiting the main sites, which include the incredible man-made wonder, the Terracotta Warriors, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter where you can get to try the local cuisines. Besides, biking around the Ancient City Wall and tracing back the history at Shaanxi History Museum and watching the Tang Dynasty Show, all of these activities are definitely unmissable for your stay in Xian. Now, it is available to have 144 hours Visa-Free Transit in Xian, and you can go for a history and culture tour or photography tour to explore all the stunning attractions in the city even without applying for a visa.

    If you have more time, you can head to Luoyang, Hukou Waterfall, and the famous Mt. Huashan, which is about 120km away from the city area. Besides, you can start your silk road trip from the terminal Xian and travel along the route Marco Polo has visited, or you can regard Xian as your midway in China and start your trip from Beijing, Shanghai and even Lhasa to the west of Xian. China Discovery has designed many classic China tour packages including Xian for you. Let us customize one for you.>>Contact Us Now

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